Sunday, March 30, 2008

Emotional Intelligence

I'm intrigued by the concept of "emotional intelligence", which is kind of a measure of your ability to get along with other people. I found a pretty interesting test here. It's even "scientifically validated", whatever that means (this assumes that social studies are actually "scientific") The trick here is that you have to answer the questions honestly, and that's kind of hard to answer questions about yourself objectively.

Anyway, I scored right in the middle, which I guess means I'm not the most sensitive guy, but I'm also not a total robot either. But then, who needs a 106 question test to tell you that about yourself?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Why I had to learn chemistry...

I've been using a computer since I was 5. So, naturally, I think I'm a pretty good typer. But I think maybe I could use either a little more practice or a little less confidence here:

53 words


1000 bonus points to someone who actually types slower.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

I'm going crazy! Wanna come?

I'm a sucker for puzzles. This game was used as an interview question for IT personnel in Japan. You have to get everyone across the River. Here are the rules:

1. Only 2 people can be on the boat at a time
2. Father can't be with the Daughters without the Mother
3. Mother can't be with the Sons without the Father
4. The Thief (in stripes) can't be with any of the Family without the Policeman
5. Only the Policeman, the Father, or the Mother can drive the boat

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